Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

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Cranberry orange scones are the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch menu. A cream scone base is fused with citrusy orange zest and studded with dried cranberries for a delicately flavored treat.
Utensils Breakfast
Globe New American
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For the Cranberry Orange Scones
2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
2 tblsp
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
finely grated orange zest
1/4 tsp
4 tblsp
cold unsalted butter, cubed
large eggs
2/3 cup(s)
heavy cream
1/2 cup(s)
dried cranberries
1 tblsp
raw or coarse sugar
For the Orange Glaze
1/2 cup(s)
confectioners' sugar
1 tblsp
freshly squeezed orange juice

Directions 11 steps | 30 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

In the bowl of a food processor or a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, orange zest and salt. Pulse or mix to combine.

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Step 3

Add the cold butter and pulse or mix until coarse crumbs form. If using a food processor, transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.

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Step 4

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and the heavy cream. Reserve two tablespoons. 

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Step 5

Stir in the remaining egg mixture to the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the dried cranberries.

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Step 6

Turn the dough out on a well-floured surface. Knead the dough a few times and divide it in half. 

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Step 7

Gently pat each half into a 6-inch circle that is about 1-inch thick.

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Step 8

Cut each circle into four wedges. Transfer the wedges to the prepared baking tray, spaced about two-inches apart.

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Step 9

Brush the wedges with the reserved egg mixture and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake the scones for about 15-17 minutes at 400°F or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. 

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Step 10

While the scones are cooling, make the glaze. Whisk together the confectioners' sugar and orange juice in a small bowl.

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Step 11

Drizzle the glaze over the cooled scones and serve. Enjoy paired with your favorite tea or coffee.

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Nutrition Per Serving
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14.7 g
5.3 g
43.6 g


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Chrystal G.


25 Aug 2021

This recipe looks great. But is there a way to substitute whole wheat flour or almond flour in place of the all-purpose flour?

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Chrystal G.

Cozymeal Team Member

25 Aug 2021

Thank you, Chrystal! I would suggest white whole wheat flour in place of the all-purpose flour. Almond flour doesn't form gluten, so it would not work as a substitute for this recipe.